With summer officially underway, there’s no better time to cool down with an ice-cold glass of lemonade. Whether you’re lounging poolside, packing a picnic, or prepping for a backyard barbecue, a fresh-squeezed pitcher of homemade lemonade is perfect for the occasion. Just in time for August’s National Lemonade Day, here are our tips for perfecting your go-to recipe. Who knows, you might even give your local lemonade stand a run for its money.
Herbivore, by lead bartender Brendan Ambrose at Firefly
This hard lemonade is summer in a glass with lots of fresh citrus and herbs. It features Botanist gin or Ketel One vodka, Dry Curaçao, Thai Basil-infused lemon juice, Hibiscus-rose tincture, and freshly pressed lemonade.